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Eddie has almost 2 decades of experience in the financial services regulatory sector along with extensive knowledge of the Singapore market. He was a part of Regulatory and Compliance practices at major accounting and professional service firms across Singapore. Possessing strong technical skills in Singapore regulations and guidelines, he has extensive knowledge in the Banking Act, Securities and Futures Act, Financial Advisers Act, Know-Your-Customers and Anti-Money Laundering requirements.
He has served as the Head of Compliance for a family office and headed the Regulatory desks in his previous appointments. He was the appointed Compliance Officer and Deputy Head for the Corporate Finance arm of a professional services firm. Other than regulatory experience, he also has experience in coordinating deals and performed due diligence work in this area.
Prior to joining the private sector, Eddie was in the Singapore Police Force where he served for six years. His last posting was in the Planning & Organisation Department situated in the Police Headquarters and he was also the liaison officer between the Singapore Police Force and the other Home Team Departments under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Eddie graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business and holds a Diploma in Compliance awarded by the International Compliance Association
Ng Jian Wei
Jian Wei is involved in Compliance Consultancy, External Audit, Bookkeeping and Licence Application matters in Credence. He is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Oil and Gas and Financial Services industry.
His experience lies in the field of Data Analytics, where he spent the majority of his career. Jian Wei switched his industry expertise to the Financial Industry when he joined Deloitte Malaysia.
Jian Wei graduated from Sunway University with a Bachelor of Science and holds a degree in Information Systems
Stuart is a security professional with over 16 years of global experience in the digital forensics, incident response and cyber security space. In total he has 33 years of criminal, corporate, cyber investigation and cyber security experience and has worked across many industry sectors including finance, retail, insurance, manufacturing and oil & gas.
Working at senior manager and executive board level over a number of years, Stuart has broad experience in leading, managing and developing digital forensic investigation, incident response and security consulting teams. Throughout his executive career, Stuart has maintained advanced skills in digital forensics and cyber incident response as well as developing a broad range of cyber incident management consulting knowledge and experience. He has successfully implemented efficient and cost-effective cyber incident and cyber security management protocols within a number of globally recognised brands.
Risk Management Director
Aaron has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry specializing in risk management and hedge funds. He has spent years in investment banks such as Deutsche Bank and UBS, both in Singapore and Hong Kong. He was subsequently hired by DBS in a Business Development role to build up the bank’s hedge fund business and risk management capabilities.
He has extensive experience in collateral management, credit risk and risk methodologies, particularly relating to the hedge fund space. In addition to his risk expertise, he is well versed in derivative documentation such as ISDA and ISDA Credit Support Annexes.
Aaron graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Economics. He also has a Financial Risk Manager certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (“GARP”).
Director for human resources solutions
Michelle Carvalho brings along with her over 15 years of experience in the talent management space. Upon graduating in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Michelle entered one of the Big 4 accounting firms but soon realized that she was passionate about bridging the gap between businesses and human capital. That saw the start of her career in Human Resources.
With both in-house and consulting experiences acquired across industries, she has developed an appreciation for the impact HR initiatives have on organisation effectiveness as well as the need for simplicity and cost effectiveness to achieve positive results and sustainable value.
Director for Audit
Originally, trained as an external auditor by the Big-4 in Singapore and Malaysia from 1993. In 2006, Derek joined the Corporate Internal Audit Department in Deutsche Post DHL in Singapore and then moved to Europe (Germany & UK) to set up the Internal Audit Function for the Logistics business and became the subject matter expert for all logistics audits for the Asia Pacific and the Americas Region. Derek has travelled extensively throughout the world while with DHL.
In 2013, Derek returned to Singapore to take up a Group Financial Controller role in the Marine Oil and Gas Sector, with an ASX listed MNC owning and operating around 140 vessels globally, managing the full finance function of the Group. He was then posted to the UAE in 2016 to manage the regional finance and supply chain team until his departure in 2018. In 2020, Derek took up a short stint as CFO for a SGX listed entity in the renewable energy sector.
Having lived and worked abroad in a career spanning more than two decades, he adds a new dimension to the growing capabilities of the firm.
Derek holds an Honours Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, is a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants and a Certified Internal Auditor.
Rahul began his career at the Hedge Fund Group (HFG), working on family office research and business development. HFG is part of the Wilson Holding Company, founded by Richard Wilson. He led research efforts into understanding trends of family offices in Asia. He joined Eurekahedge in late 2012 to market hedge fund and private equity research to institutions worldwide.
In 2014, Rahul ventured into the buyside joining UTI International, one of India’s largest asset managers. Tasked with fund sales to family offices/institutions in Asia. Rahul regularly contributed to family office research being part of a team, publishing a book on Single Family Offices in 2014 by the Wilson Holding Company.
He joined Swiss-Asia in 2016 to lead their capital introduction/investor relations efforts. Sold various global macro hedge funds and other strategies to family offices and HNWIs. His role expanded in 2017 to cover overall business development (funds and EAM platform) including organizing corporate events in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Rahul then joined Aura Group in June 2019 to design and build their funds and EAM platform. Involved also in the marketing of private equity and high yield strategies to family offices.
Peter’s wealth of experience and wisdom in fraud and corruption matters across multiple industries focusing on Asia along with his easy-going sincerity and pragmatism makes him one of the best people to work with.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Peter has been based in Asia since 1994. He has lived and worked in Singapore and Indonesia since 2005.
With more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement in the public and private sector, Peter meets all challenges with unquestionable passion, intuition and principled eagerness in equal measures. Over that period of time, Peter has worked for clients in a range of countries across Asia such as China, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives. Additionally, he has executed engagements in South Africa, South America, the USA, and Europe.
Peter has previously led forensic practices for PwC Australia, Hill & Associates, BDO Indonesia, and Deloitte Southeast Asia. Prior to this, Peter has also worked for other international organisations in Australia, Malaysia and the USA. He served with the Victoria Police in Australia for 16 years, mostly as a Crime Department Detective.
Brandon Tee Zhi Yi
Brandon Tee is the Managing Director of BTPLaw LLC, a newly established boutique corporate law firm focusing on asset management, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, start-ups, blockchain/cryptocurrency and financial regulations advisory.
Prior to his current role, he was the Head of Corporate Law Practice at WMH Law Corporation, an award-winning boutique law firm which was founded by a group of enterprising next-generation lawyers who were previously from a Big 4 Singapore law firm. Brandon has been involved in some of the largest initial public offerings in Singapore and is a domain expert in the variable capital company (“VCC”), having single-handedly set up about 10% of the VCCs in Singapore as of December 2020.
Brandon is also the retained counsel for the deep tech venture investment arm of the Singapore government, Singapore Innovate. Brandon also has extensive experience in private equity transactions, having advised multiple startups on private fund raising led by venture capital and private equity firms. He also regularly advises fintech companies on compliance with the Payment Services Act 2019. In 2019, Brandon founded B7 Capital, a sector agnostic venture capital firm which invests in early-stage startups.